Kubernetes API Gateway

The Ambassador API Gateway delivers the scalability, security, and simplicity for some of the world's largest Kubernetes installations.

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Ambassador Edge Stack is a Proud Award Winner

2020 People's Choice Stevie®: Favorite New API Management Solution

2020 IT World Gold Award: Application Programming Interfaces (API) Management

2020 Silver Stevie® Award: Best API Management Solution

Proven, Security and Authentication

The Ambassador Edge Stack makes securing microservices easy with a comprehensive set of security functionality, including automatic TLS, authentication, rate limiting, WAF integration, and fine-grained access control.

See all Security and Authentication Features:

* Authentication

* Rate Limiting

* Custom Request Filters

* WAF Integration

* External Filters

Simplified Kubernetes Management with the Ingress Controller

Routing traffic into your Kubernetes cluster requires modern traffic management. The API Gateway contains a modern Kubernetes ingress controller that supports a broad range of protocols including gRPC and gRPC-Web, supports TLS termination, and provides traffic management controls for resource availability.

See all Ingress Controller Features:

* Kubernetes Integration

* Protocol Support

* Cross-Origin Resource Sharing

* TLS

* Automatic HTTPS

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Simplified Traffic Management to Ensure High Availability

Microservices may crash, but your application shouldn’t. The API Gateway includes support for automatic retries, timeouts, circuit breakers, and rate limiting to maximize application availability. In addition to keeping your application available, the API Gateway supports progressive releases with fine-grained traffic management controls.

See all Traffic Management Features:

* Load Balancing

* Circuit Breaking

* Progressive Delivery

Support for Popular Service Meshes

Ambassador natively supports service meshes for service discovery, end-to-end TLS, and observability. Ambassador has customers with production integrations on all the most popular meshes. In addition to service mesh support, the API Gateway also supports multi-cluster Kubernetes when used with LinkerD.

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Edge Policy Management - Key to Developer Self Service

The API Gateway empowers developers and devops teams with self-service functionality for managing changes to routing. This includes a declarative policy engine, CRD configurations, and an optional UI. In addition to managing the changes, Edge Stack contains observability and distributed tracing integrations.

See all Edge Management Features:

* Declarative Policy Engine

* Edge Policy Console

* Observability Integrations

* Distributed Tracing Integrations

Read about Three Policies of Edge Policy Management

API Gateway Modules and Features

Security and Authentication

Authentication

WAF Integration

Rate Limiting

Automatic HTTPS

Custom Request Filters

Ingress Controller for Kubernetes

Kubernetes Integration

Protocol Support

Cross-Origin Resource Sharing

TLS

Traffic Management

Load Balancing

Circuit Breaking

Progressive Delivery

Service Mesh

Service Mesh Integrations

Multi-Cluster Support

Edge Policy Management

Declarative Policy Engine

Edge Policy Console

Observability Integrations

Distributed Tracing Integrations

Next Steps

The Ambassador API Gateway delivers the scalability, security, and simplicity for some of the world's largest Kubernetes installations.

Get Started FreeGet a Demo